5 ways dairy can spruce up your summer BBQ
Can you ever have too many BBQs? With weather like this, no. We’re floating on air at the moment, as one minute it’s suncream we’re reaching for, next it’s the bundies. With variety being the spice of life and all that, we thought we’d think about how you can spruce up your next sun-drenched meat-fest a twist with some Irish dairy! You know what? There are lots…
Tangy, spicy middle eastern Yogurt marinade for grilled chicken kebabs! Recipe (4 servings) 2 large chicken breasts / boneless thighs 1 cup plain yogurt 2 tablespoons olive oil/ oil of choice 5-6 cloves of garlic minced 1 tablespoon paprika 1 tsp cumin 1/2 tsp cayenne 1 tsp chilli flakes 1/4 tsp cinnamon Juice and zest from one lemon Salt to taste ( I used 2 tsp salt) Freshly ground pepper Fresh herbs ( optional) Combine all marinade ingredients in a bowl and set aside. Cut chicken into 2 inch cubes. Coat chicken well with marinade . Cover and let sit in the fridge overnight. Next day, soak some wooden skewers in a bowl of water for 20-40 mins. Remove chicken and thread them onto skewers ( alternating with cubed onion) . Makes about 8-10 skewers! Grill over med high heat for 7-9 mins ( more if chicken thighs) on each side or until juices run clear . Garnish with chopped herbs ( parsley or basil) and Serve! #gourmetkim #easyrecipe #grilledchicken #middleeasternchicken #yogurtchicken #yogurtmarinade
We’re ALL about the cheese – the gooier the better.
Feta Cheese Salad
This side salad is rocking feta cheese the way Snoop Dogg rocks a pair of shades. Greece’s cheesy gift to the world is the perfect addition to liven up any salad. Add the marinated chicken skewers and you’ve got a summer dish worth sharing. Don’t feel bad if you want it all for yourself though.
•WARM SKILLET SALAD• I love my caste iron skillet – it’s great for all-sorts – eggs, one-pan meals, cakes, pancakes, cookies, granola…. And now SALADS. A warm kale, butternut squash and feta salad with a balsamic drizzle to be precise. And it’s awesome 🙌. Perfect for when you want it to be summer outside but actually it’s kind of ❄️. Who else has had a warm salad? I thoroughly recommend if haven’t had one. I think I meant to throw in some chick peas and then kind of forgot 🤦♀️. Now summer where have you disappeared ☔️?
Banana and Melted Chocolate
If you’ve never had the joy of experiencing BBQ’d banana with chocolate, have you ever really enjoyed a summer BBQ?
Baked Potato and Butter
Wrap a potato in tinfoil, stick in on the BBQ, unwrap and load it up with all your favourite toppings and you’ve got happiness right there. What are ours? Since you asked, they’re grated cheddar, some sour cream and more grated cheddar. Definitely more grated cheddar.